Statistical Methods for Circadian Rhythms
  • Rikuhiro Yamada
  • Hiroki R. Ueda
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 362)


Microarrays are promising tools that are increasingly being applied to the study of circadian rhythms. The large and complex datasets they generate, however, mean they require a new approach on how to design experiments, handle datasets, translate results, and derive conclusions. This technology also requires statistical methods for the correct interpretation of data generated by the microarrays. In this chapter, we provide an overview of analytical methods applied to microarray experiments for the identification of genes with circadian expression.

Key Words

Circadian rhythm microarray p-value fp-value 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rikuhiro Yamada
    • 1
  • Hiroki R. Ueda
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Systems Biology, Center for Developmental BiologyRIKENKobe, HyogoJapan

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